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Photo Of The Day: Texas Night Sky

Photo Of The Day: Texas Night Sky Oct 21st, 2013 at 6:00PM: Adam Baker, Flickr The caption says it all -- "Texas Hill Country sure is pretty." Where did you go over the weekend? Was it as scenic as this photo submitted to the Gadling Flickr Pool? We'd love to feature your photos and videos on Gadling, so please add them to our Flickr Pool (with Creative Commons licensing!), tag @GadlingTravel on Instagram or email us at OfTheDay@gadling.com....

Man Steals Bus, Drives Around Airport Tarmac

Man Steals Bus, Drives Around Airport Tarmac Sep 30th, 2013 at 11:30AM: Flickr user caribb Perhaps wanting to relive one of the most climatic moments from the movie "Speed," a Texas man allegedly stole an airport bus and drove it around the tarmac this weekend. Police say David Cooper Thurmond snuck onto the Easterwood Airport runway early Saturday morning, stole the 22-person passenger transport and drove it around for an undisclosed amount of time before he was...

Photo Of The Day: Tower Of The Americas

Photo Of The Day: Tower Of The Americas Sep 18th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Nan Palmero, Flickr He did it again. After last week's Riverwalk feature, Flickr member (and Gadling Flickr Pool contributor) Nan Palmero submitted yet another evocative, yet simple photo to the pool. Today's feature is the Tower Of The Americas in San Antonio, Texas. As the sun starts to set a bit earlier, does your commute home take on a sky like this? Or do you have to get out of town for such...

Photo Of The Day: San Antonio Riverwalk

Photo Of The Day: San Antonio Riverwalk Sep 10th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Nan Palmero, Flickr Entitled, "Skip The Puddles," today's featured photo was submitted by Flickr user Nan Palmero to the Gadling Flickr Pool. Palmero shows off the Johnson Street pedestrian bridge in San Antonio, Texas -- the shallow depth-of-field and overcast skies highlight some of the turn in weather starting to affect the nation as fall sets in. We'd love to feature your photos and videos...

NeighborGoods Allows Travelers To Borrow From Locals

Aug 9th, 2013 at 10:45AM: Gone are the days when travelers have to pack bulky items. Now they can just borrow instead. NeighborGoods is changing the face of consumption, facilitating a borrowing and lending culture within neighborhoods. This is great for people who want to meet their neighbors and spend less, but it's also great for travelers who want to meet locals and borrow items they didn't want to bring along...

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park

Urban Camping: Pitch A Tent In Central Park Jul 24th, 2013 at 2:30PM: Flickr, Sarah Ackerman High Manhattan hotel prices ruining your summer travel plans? If you'd like to try urban camping -- sleeping under the skyscrapers of New York City -- you can try your luck for a spot at one of the city's summer Family Camping sessions. The Urban Park Rangers lead programs in more than a dozen city parks in all five boroughs, including Manhattan's Central Park (August 24)...

Why Ditching Preconceived Notions Can Make For Better Travel

Why Ditching Preconceived Notions Can Make For Better Travel Jul 12th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Michael Stout, Flickr Raise your hand if you've ever had heightened expectations or an ill-informed idea of a destination prior to a trip. Me too. Many things influence our preconceived ideas about a place: daydreams, prejudice (I'm using this word in its traditional sense), and prior experience, as well as literature, the media, television and film. Example: Most of us entertain certain...

El Paso's Best Mexican Food: Of Car Washes And Cemeteries

El Paso's Best Mexican Food: Of Car Washes And Cemeteries May 26th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Laurel Miller, Gadling Confession: With the exception of far too many layovers at DFW, I'd never been to Texas prior to two weeks ago. Despite having traveled all over the rest of the Southwest, as well as being possessed of a near-clinical addition to Mexican food, I just haven't had a reason to make it to the Lone Star State. That all changed when I was sent to El Paso by American Cowboy...

Mesilla, New Mexico: Discovering A Different Side Of The Southwest

Mesilla, New Mexico: Discovering A Different Side Of The Southwest May 25th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Alex Briseño, Flickr A couple of weeks ago, I traveled to El Paso on short notice for a magazine assignment. I found it enjoyable, but on my final day, I was itching to get out of the city limits and explore before my evening flight. Every local I talked to gave me the same response: go for a scenic drive out to Mesilla. Located just 44 miles northwest of El Paso on the fringes of Las...

The Secret Lives Of Congressional Air Travelers

The Secret Lives Of Congressional Air Travelers Apr 30th, 2013 at 6:00PM: We here at Gadling have been closely following how furloughs have affected air traffic controllers, and subsequently how backed up airports got when flight delays started cascading across the country. But we were also surprised when Congress voted to reverse these cuts – and like many others who loudly voiced their opinions online, we wondered who, exactly, is benefiting from the decision....

Shocking Video Of A Texas Bigfoot! (Or Maybe Not)

Shocking Video Of A Texas Bigfoot! (Or Maybe Not) Apr 23rd, 2013 at 2:00PM: There may be a Bigfoot crawling around the underbrush of Texas. According to the breathless narrator in this video, these two photos were taken by Lupe Mendoza, who spotted a strange creature when it spooked a herd of cattle. Apparently some gutted hogs were found nearby, so Bigfoot may have been feeding. Actually it may be a Skunk Ape, the Deep South version of Bigfoot that prowls around...

VIDEO: Prehistoric Art Of Panther Cave Reproduced In 3D

Mar 10th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Panther Cave in Seminole Canyon, Texas, has some of the country's best-preserved prehistoric cave paintings. A colorful frieze of leaping panthers, feathered shamans and strange abstract shapes have puzzled researchers for decades. It appears to be telling a story of some sort, but what does that story say? Now this new 3D video allows you to study it for yourself. Color enhancement brings...

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013 Jan 21st, 2013 at 9:00AM: Have you ever landed in a place to find out you arrived just after the town's can't-miss event of the year? Well, hopefully that won't happen again this year. Gadling bloggers racked their brains to make sure our readers don't overlook the best parties to be had throughout the world in 2013. Below are more than 60 music festivals, cultural events, pilgrimages and celebrations you should...

Photo Of The Day: What's In Your Bag?

Photo Of The Day: What's In Your Bag? Dec 7th, 2012 at 6:00PM: What's in your bag? Mine contains my laptop, several notebooks, a folder with tickets and research notes and a beat-up middling digital camera. Flickr user nan palmero's bag, as you can see above, is rather more technologically with it. There's nothing I like more than nerdy connoisseurship. (If you'd like an item-by-item run down of these objects, check out the photographer's own site.) I...

See Santa Differently With Fun Alternative Events

See Santa Differently With Fun Alternative Events Nov 30th, 2012 at 4:00PM: A trip to see Santa is part of the holidays for many families with children. Mixed in with shopping at a local mall or a special trip just to visit with Santa and his elves, reindeer or even Mrs. Claus, it's a required part of holiday tradition. But if standing in a long line has lost a bit of its luster, some alternative events might be worth the trip for a Santa experience like no other. ...

Video: Plane Hits Car In Texas

Nov 5th, 2012 at 7:00AM: In perhaps the biggest "oops" of the year, the driver of an SUV failed to see a stop sign, and collided with a small aircraft at the Northwest Regional Airport, near Dallas. WFAA news reports that only minor injuries were sustained by the passenger of the vehicle, as the plane's landing gear clipped its roof. Pilot William Davis was completing his first solo flight, and his wife happened to be...

Photo Of The Day: Airplane Over Houston

Photo Of The Day: Airplane Over Houston Oct 23rd, 2012 at 6:30PM: With modern photo editing techniques, it's often difficult to tell the real from the, well, embellished. Today's Photo of the Day was snapped by Flickr user Neil Marek with an iPhone during an airplane descent on George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. Its vintage feel is courtesy of Snapseed, an easy-to-use photo editing software for the iPhone, iPad and desktops, which...

Presidential Road Trips You Can Take This Weekend

Presidential Road Trips You Can Take This Weekend Oct 19th, 2012 at 5:00PM: Road trips taken over the weekend can get us away from our normal routine and surroundings without a lot of planning or cost involved. Some people would like to get away from election season ads on television, websites, newspapers and magazines. Others are really into the process of selecting the next president of the United States and look for ways to feed their addiction. Here are some easy...

Crazy Video: Wild Arabic Dancing In Texas

Oct 5th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Arab culture has an image problem. Most outsiders think they don't have any fun. As one acquaintance informed me, "Arabs are a dour lot." He'd never actually hung out with any Arabs. Anyone who has can tell you that they do have a sense of fun, as this video shows. Uploader noxalicious tells us this was filmed in Cafe Layal in Houston, Texas. This guy gets so into the music that he ends up on...

Space Travel To Include Interstellar Trips In 100 Years

Space Travel To Include Interstellar Trips In 100 Years Sep 10th, 2012 at 3:00PM: The idea of space travel has its fans. But other than NASA astronauts or those wiling to pay a hefty fee to Richard Branson for a sub-orbital flight, few of us will actually see space, the final frontier. Interstellar flight, human travel beyond our solar system, seems even more elusive. The 100-year Starship Initiative, aims to change all that and even has the backing of one former U.S...

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